Days after receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg finally met the man behind status updates and poking on Saturday Night Live.
During the opening monologue, Eisenberg was interrupted by Andy Samberg's impression of Zuckerberg and the two compared tips on how to play the part. "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said. Samberg said: "I wear this sweatshirt and then I say, 'I'm Mark Zuckerberg.'"
The real Zuckerberg soon crashed the party ("awk-berg" as Samberg put it). When Eisenberg asked if he had ever seen The Social Network, Zuckerberg said, "It was interesting":
Eisenberg and the cast traveled back in a time to parody the '80s Nickelodeon show Mr. Wizard's World. In the episode, Eisenberg and Nasim Petrad took the Wizard's lesson of balloon-rubbing to create static electricity as an opportunity to explore their budding sexuality. "Science is fun. I want to do science in the shower," Eisenberg said while rubbing against an electro static generator:
SNL also parodied the U.S. remake of Skins, which has been in the news after losing six major advertisers in two weeks. After losing so many advertisers, the cast is forced to do awkward product placements for everything from Kennedy Fried Chicken's "slutty mashed potatoes" to Trapper McGee Squirrel Skin condoms in between their characters' three-ways and cocaine use.
In this week's digital short, Samberg and his Lonely Island comedy partners sported pencil mustaches and glasses to pay homage to John Waters and show off the new dance "The Creep":